Contemporary Art

Established last July Healesville Contemporary Art Space (HCAS) by the team at Mt Rael who celebrate their 11th year at Mt Rael this year see this as an opportunity for many of the talented local and interstate artists to exhibit their work.

HCAS is set to build on the Yarra Valley’s reputation as one of the fastest growing art regions in Australia.  Situated in the hustle and bustle of Healesville Main Street in an underground basement setting – this space is the perfect foil for art and as a backdrop for art and exciting events. With an industrial raw and edgy feel HCAS is aiming to become one of Victoria’s exciting up and coming galleries and venues. The gallery is devoted to exhibiting emerging and mid‐career artists from Australia with a smattering of international artisans. Dedicated to the promotion of work across all contemporary mediums HCAS is a beautiful exhibition space committed to solo exhibitions by established artist while offering introductory space in the retail and wine bar section of the venue for first time artists and craft makers.

Our goal is to fill the gap between the grassroots artist and the high-end collections.

Sister businesses

HCAS Galley Retail Store features creative and artistic items for sale. The purpose of the shop is to complement the gallery exhibitions and permanent collection, and aims to foster Australian and international professional artist’s designers and crafts people. Items will be consistent with our industrial design ascetic. We are hoping to offer a hip and eco line to balance our food partner Palate which is embracing fresh, modern cuisine in a communal wine bar environment.

Opening hours:  Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm


“A fascinating new basement art gallery is the Healesville Contemporary Art Space.  Under the guidence of the owners of the highly regarded Mt Rael restaurant, it also offers a licensed restaurant, Palate, specialising in Yarra Valley wines, beers and ciders … more >


Every so often we are blessed with passionate and creative people who also “get” our vision of art and food coming together, and none more so than Jeannette Davison - creator and blog owner of “isiiad” (I saw it in a dream) arts and design … more >

The Australian, Sept 3rd 2011

“…Back in Healesville, in a former wine-cellar basement on the main street, John Knoll’s Healesville Contemporary Art Space (HCAS) is about to open when I visit. Builders move around installations, intriguing paintings stand propped against walls, plastic drop sheets crinkle … more >